‘We must remain ready and  committed to receiving refugees’

‘We must remain ready and committed to receiving refugees’

“For us Christians, hospitality offered to the weary traveler is offered to Jesus Christ himself, through the newcomer.”  — Pope Francis We are called by Jesus to accompany the vulnerable and welcome the sojourner. At no other time has our moral...
Icons take trip but still tower over Valley

Icons take trip but still tower over Valley

Mary statue and bell tower move from one church to another By Tom Maguire | Associate editor As the bell tower was placed at Our Lady of Hope Church, a construction expert advised an observer not to look when the welding began. Otherwise, the project was really...
Under the big tent: sacred stories, family tales

Under the big tent: sacred stories, family tales

Retreat house celebrates 75th anniversary with golden reminiscences By Tom Maguire | Associate editor  The blueprints were destroyed in a 1980s fire but the human details of the mansion unfolded easily — with laughter, some tears, and a sense of awe —...

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